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Old 09-21-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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Did you record it and put it on YouTube? You would been an YouTube sensation.
The one of the rat carrying the pizza down the subway stairs today has already gotten millions of views.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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The one of the rat carrying the pizza down the subway stairs today has already gotten millions of views.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU
Master Splinter has to feed his turtles.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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I think it was a water bug, from the sound of it. One time, a few years ago, I got on my elevator with my daughter when she was young, and this huge waterbug started flying around. It's a horrible feeling being trapped in a confined space with one of those things! Both of us were screaming, and I was pushing the elevator buttons in a panic. Your subway ride sounds quite surreal!
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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I don't think they do. But this seemed like a giant flying roach. I am sure I am not being entomologically correct.
Some of them do fly. They look exactly the same as the big "waterbugs" but they fly.
Truly horrifying.

It is true that they are in basements in great numbers. They crawl up the outside walls of buildings.

There are many in the really hot and humid weather.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:39 PM
 
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It probably traveled on a person (some people really do travel with roaches on amtrak) coming up from the south by train.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:31 PM
 
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larger waterbugs make a really nice cruching sound when stomped on. usually see them in my building basement after a few days of heavy rain.

they are slow and pretty harmless.

i would be much more concerned with the bugs you dont see, bed bugs. they are actually bloodsucking arachnids and extremely grotesque.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:08 AM
 
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What is a Flying Cockroach? (with pictures)

That is information in the various species of flying roach. What people call Palmetto bug in Florida is the American cockroach and yes they are fliers.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:10 AM
 
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New York City invaded by new SUPER cockroach which can survive an entire winter outside | Daily Mail Online

They accidentally introduced this species of Asian roach to NY and it flies!
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX sucks
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There was an extremely large flying bug (looked like a roach) on the F train tonight. It was the size of a hummingbird.
LOL I can laugh now. Floridian here. We call them Palmetto bugs but, its just an American Cockroach. Very Hard to kill and can grow very BIG. Those things terrified me as a small child. I remember my mom swinging a broom like a fly squatter trying to kill that thing as I screamed in fear..."shivers"

Creepshow didn't help things either.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a6qFkkl4uA
Still hard to watch but, hey it was about a guy living in a posh NYC apt.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Where Brooklyn at?!
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There was an extremely large flying bug (looked like a roach) on the F train tonight. It was the size of a hummingbird. People were ducking and yelling and getting up and moving seats. The only positive outcome for me was that three very VERY loud Jamaicans having what they probably thought was a conversation but actually was shouting, ended up getting scared by the bug and moved to the other end of the car where I couldn't hear them as loudly.

The flying roach flew up into a corner of the car, more or less above where a big fat guy was sitting in one of end seats eating snacks. He looked unperturbed and didn't show any reaction when everyone was ducking. He sat there for another 10 stops just eating snacks from his snack bag. One woman (who had moved seats but only across the car so she would be in a better position to see the thing if it flew out again) gave him a smile as she got off at her stop, like a "congratulations for holding your ground" kind of smile.

Has anyone seepassednormous flying roach like this before in a subway, or in NYC anywhere? First time for me.
I would've passed out. Literally. Not my first time but each time feels like the first. Hate those flying huge waterbugs, roaches, whatever thet are! Lol
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